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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient to study in China

Annette Lowder resizedSenior art student Annette Lowder was recently accepted into the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This scholarship provides awards for undergraduate college students in the United States who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs all over the world.


Pfeiffer Journey will continue with sophomore retreat

group campThis summer, sophomore students will have an opportunity to extend their Pfeiffer Journey by participating in a unique summer experience, an all-expenses paid sophomore retreat from Aug. 16-18.


Pfeiffer University welcomes school-age children from Stanly, Rowan and Cabarrus counties for Camp Invention

camp inventionThis week, 22 children in grades 1-6 from school districts in Stanly, Rowan and Cabarrus counties are engaged in fun science and math activities at Camp Invention on Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus.

Led by a team of Pfeiffer faculty members, newly graduated education majors and pre-service teachers, campers are working together to solve problems related to ecology, recycling and “green” living. They are applying what they learn through data collection and becoming familiar with the laws of motion to use reclaimed and recycled materials for a variety of projects, including retrieving items across a “swamp” and designing an eco-friendly community called Sludge City.


New Falcon's Nest portal provides innovative way for alumni and friends to stay connected

NetCommunityThis summer, the Office of Alumni Affairs will debut a new interactive environment, The Falcon's Nest. Here, Pfeiffer alumni and friends can register online for events, create a profile and indicate the level of personal information they wish to share with other alumni, update contact information and search for classmates and other Pfeiffer graduates. Users' giving histories for the previous three years will be able accessible to them as well as printer-friendly tax documents.


NC State Board of Nursing grants full approval to Pfeiffer's BSN program

nursing apps.psdThe North Carolina State Board of Nursing (NCBON) has voted to grant full approval to Pfeiffer University's bachelor of science in nursing program, finding the program to be in compliance with all NCBON standards and regulations.


The Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University is recognized for leading calligraphy immersion courses

confuciusThe Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University has implemented two calligraphy immersion courses at two schools in the Charlotte area, Waddell Language Academy and Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy.


Batter up: East Rowan's Sydney Poole signs with Pfeiffer softball team

pooleSyndey Poole, a pitcher for East Rowan High School, recently signed with Pfeiffer University's softball team. Learn more about Sydney by reading an article featured in the Salisbury Post.






East Meets West through Works of Art

Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer for web3Weihong Yan, professor of Chinese language, literature and culture and executive director of the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer and Sibylle Schwarz, honorary professor, were recently recognized on, an eNewspaper.


Pfeiffer Celebrates Spring 2013 Graduates

Pfeiffer University's Class of 2013 Receives Their Diplomas, First-Ever Nursing Graduates Cross the Stage with Their ClassmatesMitchell 1

On May 12, Pfeiffer University celebrated spring commencement as 135 members of the class of 2013, among them the first students from Pfeiffer to earn bachelor of science in nursing degrees, officially completed their undergraduate studies.

Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell, dean for medical education and professor of medicine and pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., delivered the commencement address. Dr. Mitchell, who was a first-generation college student when he entered the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 40 years ago, advised students to “find your passion, broaden your intellect and achieve your potential.”


Pfeiffer University names Robert Reasso '73 vice president for athletics, athletic director and men's soccer coach

Bob Reasso 2 resizedPfeiffer University announces that Robert (Bob) Reasso has been named vice president for athletics, athletic director and head coach for men's soccer.

Mr. Reasso, a 1973 Pfeiffer graduate, former student-athlete and a member of the Pfeiffer Sports Hall of Fame, comes to Pfeiffer from Husson University, Bangor, Maine.  Previously, he coached men's soccer at Rutgers University where he led the Scarlet Knights to 13 NCAA tournament appearances, three Final Four tournaments and, in 1990, was named National Coach of the Year.


Top governor's volunteer service awards presented to Warren '66 and Fran Knapp '80 (Hon.)

Pfeiffer is proud to recognize Warren '66 and Fran Knapp '80 (Hon.)  of Asheboro, N.C., who have been awarded the 2013 Governor's Volunteer Service Award and the Governor's Medallion Award.

The Governor's Volunteer Service Award, first given in 1979, honors individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated.


3-2 business program puts Pfeiffer student on the fast track to success

vontenea williams croppedAs a part of the 3-2 business program, Pfeiffer University student Vontenea Williams is gaining real-world experience that will help her to be successful when she graduates this December with a bachelor's and a master's degree.